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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Schlckhardt Concerto in D minor for four recorders, Op 19 No 2
6.40 Pfitzner Kleine Sinfonie
7.00 Rimsky-Korsakov Overture and Intermezzo (The Tsar's Bride)
7.30 Mahler Piano Quartet
8.00 Hindemith Rag Time
8.40 Rota Suite: La Strada (excerpts)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Pfitzner Kleine

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Heuberger Overture: DerOpernball
9.15 Elgar Soliloquy for oboe
9.20 WF Bach Sinfonia in D
9.30 Mozart E Susanna Non Vien ! (The Marriage of Figaro)
9.45 Wolf-Ferrari Overture and Intermezzo
(Doctor Cupid)
10.00 G Gabriell Jubilate Deo
10.05 Howells Three dances for violin and orchestra
10.20 Bach Bute Sonata in A, BWV1032
10.30 Waldteufel Waltz: The Skaters
10.40 Purcell Sweeter than Roses
(Pausanias); /'// Sail upon the Dogstar; EveningHymn
10.50 Glinka Capriccio Brillante
11.00 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20
11.30 Dyson The Shipman; The Wife of Bath (The Canterbury Pilgrims)
11.50 Sibelius En Saga


Unknown: Susanna Non Vien
Unknown: Glinka Capriccio Brillante
Unknown: Mendelssohn Octet

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett discovers how Northern Ireland plans to lead the field in the fusion of music and technology with the establishment of the Sonic Arts Research Centre. And in the final part of the regional orchestra survey, there's a report on the Halle in Manchester.


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: BBC Legends

Piers Lane reflects on the pianism of the great Russian Emil Gilels and highlights two recordings from the BBC archives made in London in the 1950s.
Music includes works by Domenico Scarlatti , Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
Emil Gilels is featured in the series of BBC Legends CDs available in shops now


Unknown: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Emil Gilels

: Seeking the Soul:the Music of Alfred Schnittke

A concert from St Giles, Cripplegate, in London. Presenter John Tusa . Ula Ulijona (viola), Marta Sudraba (cello), London
Sinfonietta, director Gidon Kremer (violin) Schnittke Concerto for Three; String Trio
2.45 Interval: Concertos Grosso and Small Gerard McBurney looks at Schnittke's use of the concerto grosso form.
2.55 Schnittke Monologue; Concerto Grosso No 6


Viola: John Tusa
Viola: Marta Sudraba
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: Discovering Music

Gerard McBurney discusses Brahms's
Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, with musical examples performed by Martin Roscoe and the BBC Philharmonic under Matthew Rose.
Producer Michael Surcombe. See Tuesday 7.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Matthew Rose.
Producer: Michael Surcombe.

: Seeking the Soul:the Music of Alfred Schnittke

From the Barbican Hall, London.
Schnittke's second cello concerto was written for Rostropovich in 1990. And his fifth symphony, which begins as a concerto grosso and ends as a symphony, has a second movement based on a sketch for a piano quintet by the young Gustav Mahler. Torleif Thedeen (cello), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Schntttke Cello Concerto No 2
5.15 Twenty Minutes: Soundtrack to a System
Schnittke wrote over 60 scores for Soviet films. Gerard McBurney looks behind the scenes with Soviet film expert John Riley and Schnittke biographer Alexander Ivashkin.
5.35 Schnittke Symphony No 5 (Concerto Grosso No 4)


Unknown: Gustav Mahler.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: John Riley
Unknown: Alexander Ivashkin.

: Performing Verdi

A series celebrating the centenary of the great opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. Opera critic Rodney Milnes talks to distinguished Verdi intrepreters about particular works or roles in the Verdi canon. Today conductor Edward Downes discusses Aida, the opera which Verdi wrote in 1870 forthe opening of a new opera house in Cairo.


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi.
Talks: Rodney Milnes
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Sunday Feature: Turner - the Eye of the Storm

To mark the 150th anniversary of the painter's death, Susan Marling presents a programme which focuses on JMWTurneras the supreme genius of landscape painting. With Eric Shanes and James Hamilton.


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Eric Shanes
Unknown: James Hamilton.

: Seeking the Soul:the Music of Alfred Schnittke

The final live concert of the Schnittke weekend from the Barbican, London.
Schnittke first read Thomas Mann 's Doktor
Faustus in the late 1940s. The story of the famous alchemist and magician who sold his soul to the Devil in return for everlasting youth appealed to Schnittke, but it was not until 1983 that he set the Faust theme to music in his Faust Cantata, which in turn became part of the final act of his opera Historia von D. Johann Fausten in 1994. The third symphony is dedicated to the German symphonic tradition and features quotations from composers as diverse as Bach and Kagel.
Andrew Watts (countertenor),
Susan Bickley (mezzo), Justin Lavender (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone),
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin Schnittke Symphony No 3
8.50 Twenty Minutes:
Schnittke and Germany
Gerard McBurny talks to Arnold Whittall about Schnittke's German character.
9.10 Schnittke Faust Cantata (Seid Nuchtern und Wachet)


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Justin Lavender
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Arnold Whittall

: Sunday Play: The Ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca - Which Can Also Be Used as a Table

By Peter Straughan. A roller-coaster ride through the life of Lorca, combining humour, tragedy, surrealism and poetry, with Salvador Dali as the reluctant narrator.
Music composed and performed by Oily Fox. Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Peter Straughan.
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Unknown: Oily Fox.
Director: Melanie Harris
Lorca John: Uoyd Fllllngham
Dali: James Duke
Margarita: Slan Thomas
Bunuel/Raphael: John Griffin
Ramon/Magro: Malcolm Raebum
Azana/Malo: Glenn Cunningham

: World Routes

Lucy Duran presents highlights of Scandinavia's biggest world music festival, held in the tiny Finnish village of Kaustinen. SCHNITTKE WEEKEND


Unknown: Lucy Duran

: Seeking the Soul:the Music of Alfred Schnittke

A performance of Schnittke's Choir
Concerto given on Friday night at St Giles, Cripplegate, in London.
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury Schnittke Choir Concerto


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Haydn Symphony No 88 in GLarsson Listen to the Vaulting Landslide of the Night Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
2.15 Monteclalr Cantata: Le Depit Genereux
2.30 Couperin Ordre No 8 in B minor
3.00 Forqueray La Regente3.10 Uehmann Mass No 1 in Dminor3.5O Bach, arr Busoni Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV1052 4.15 Uszt Harmonies du Soir: No 114.30 Grieg Violin Sonata No 1 in F, Op 8 4.45 Kajanus Finnish Rhapsody No 1 5.00 Goossens Fantasy for wind instruments, Op 36
5.10 Bree Overture: Le Bandit
5.30 Haydn, arr Salomon Symphony No 90 in C 5.50 Mozart Overture: Cosi Fan Tutte


Unknown: Jill Anderson.

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